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Innovative new technology enables European MVNOs to embrace low-cost WiFi

Posted by Trustive on November 28, 2013

“Always best connected” paradigm is revolutionary technology that provides intelligent network management and truly seamless cellular and WiFi connectivity to end-users on the go.

 

WiFi has always been an anomaly within the networking industry; WiFi provides a key service, utilizing a worldwide standard, with no expensive license. As a result, the WiFi hotspot industry has grown with both large-scale operators and small providers sharing the same market space but without any formal coordination; which has led to a shortfall in roaming and interoperability functionalities. 

In recent years, the importance of WiFi has been reinforced by the huge uptake of smartphones and other mobile devices, which have profoundly changed the scenario of applications and services which users now expect to fully experience on the go. With mobile data traffic forecast to grow exponentially, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) now need to juggle these heightened customer expectations with network performance; cellular (3G) data roaming services are frequently congested, renowned for being of poorer quality and more expensive than WiFi services. However, seamless integration between WiFi and cellular networks is not yet widely available. 

Guglielmo has developed a sophisticated algorithm, named WISE, which can resolve the issue of seamless connectivity to both WiFi and cellular networks. The WISE technology can be embedded into any MNO’s or MVNO’s Android application. The algorithm then collects data from the network in order to form a full picture of the “context” in which the mobile device is operating (e.g. its position, service availability and device’s current usage). By constantly re-evaluating the context in which a mobile device is operating, this “Always best connected” algorithm is able to determine which is the most suitable network that is currently available, the best network for the future and also calculates the optimum moment to handover from one network to another. 

On top of this context analysis, the algorithm also manages the WiFi authentication process, using data stored on the end-user’s SIM card, thereby avoiding any other manual log in procedures and rendering the switch from WiFi to cellular networks completely seamless for the end-user. 

“The true advantage of the “Always best connected” algorithm is its innate simplicity in terms of integration, effectiveness and ease of usage for the end-user. Quick and easy to install with little or no cost in terms of software and infrastructure, MNOs and MVNOs can roll out this innovative solution in a few short weeks” – says Giovanni Guerri, Guglielmo CEO.

Now MVNOs can benefit twice fold, by not only giving their end-users the advantages of WiFi in parallel to their existing cellular services but also in terms of lower roaming costs.  

Several MVNOs adopted this technology in 2013, with very encouraging results both in terms of network performance (data offloading) and customer satisfaction. A recent cooperation with Trustive, Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider, has demonstrated its power with a deployment over more than 100,000 access points across Europe in just a few weeks, combining 3G and WiFi in a truly seamless and secured way. 

“As an aggregator working with more than 80 operators, Trustive is very sensitive about the need to provide seamless, quick and quality mobile internet access to travelers worldwide, whilst simultaneously keeping technical deployment and maintenance costs to a minimum” says Christian VanGhelder, Managing Director at Trustive. “By integrating the “Always best connected” solution into part of our European network we have been able to offer, in just a few weeks, a truly transparent and automatic access to both cellular and WiFi networks for travellers with Android smartphones, without having to touch any of the 100,000 access points included in this project. With this innovation, Trustive can now roll out this capability across its 700,000 premium sites worldwide quickly and without any modification to the millions of individual access points spread across these sites.”

Guglielmo is one of the leading wireless Internet service providers in Italy and has a network consisting of over 12,000 access points and over 2 million users registered by means of its very own LUMEN platform. Guglielmo owes its name to the founders’ wish to pay a well-deserved tribute to the physicist from Bologna, Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of radio waves and the father of telecommunications. As well as its standard activities of service provider, Guglielmo is also very active in R&D. www.guglielmo.biz

Trustive is No 1 in Europe and a leading international WiFi premium hotspot access provider, giving travellers extensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of over 700,000 premium WiFi hotspots in 130+ countries. www.trustive.com
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In support of the EU initiative to review roaming costs, Trustive launches the “Full Access Europe Pass” offering voice, SMS & mobile internet (WiFi & 3G) access services.

Posted by Trustive on July 5, 2013

The “Full Access Europe” service is a highly competitive new service, enabling travellers in Europe to save up to 85% on roaming costs.

Trustive Full access Europe pass, call, sms & surf in Europe

The “Full Access Europe” pass is the result of close cooperation between TravelSim, Guglielmo and Trustive, three of Europe’s leading operators. Now available exclusively via Trustive’s website (www.trustive.com), the “Full Access Europe” pass is a fully prepaid service with a clear pricing plan, which also offers travellers savings of up to 85% on their roaming costs.

The “Full Access Europe” pass is a prepaid package that includes free incoming calls & free incoming SMSs from 135 countries and free incoming calls for Skype users. In Europe, outgoing calls cost just 19 euro cents per minute & outgoing SMS’s 8 euro cents and 3G data costs 39 euro cents per MB. In addition, secured, free & unlimited WiFi will be provided at 10,000 premium hotspots in Europe, which will be easy to find with the Easy2Roam app’s embedded locator.

Combining a SIM card with a free application, Easy2Roam (for Android smartphones), the “Full Access Europe” pass is both easy and secure because it’s the data stored on the SIM card that is used to provide automatic user authentication to both cellular and WiFi networks. There is, therefore, no need to enter any password or perform any kind of manual sign up procedure.

At the moment, travellers are advised to “switch off data roaming” as they travel in order to avoid prohibitive bills from their domestic operator upon their return. It is up to the individual traveller to find WiFi hotspots, which is not always easy or convenient with local portal venues in different languages and having to provide credit card details each time. Alternatively, travellers can opt for the challenging task of sourcing local SIM cards for each country they visit so that they can continue to use their smartphones on the road; this option is also time consuming or impossible in many countries. 

“At Trustive, we’ve been trying to address this issue for a number of years now. We prefer “prepaid” solutions that provide online balance information in real-time, so that travellers can avoid the bad surprises associated with subscription models. Trustive has aggregated 80+ premium WiFi operators into one unified and secured network. With the new “Full Access Europe” pass, we aim to offer truly transparent and automatic access to both cellular and WiFi networks for anyone travelling in Europe using a “SIM unlocked” or dual SIM Android smartphone. We believe that our pricing model is also pointing the way for savings and simplification” said Christian VanGhelder, managing director of Trustive.

“Full Access Europe” – one SIM card and one prepaid account for Android smartphones – is all travellers now need to stay in touch with business colleagues, friends and family and to save money. For more information, please visit www.trustive.com

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The Growth in WiFi & The Growing Importance of Hotspot Quality Versus Quantity

Posted by Trustive on June 4, 2013

When WiFi hotspots first started being deployed, the priority was hospitality venues (bars and restaurants, hotels etc.) where WiFi was marketed as an, often free, value added service. The growing appetite for data consumption, which is a result of the popularity of smartphones and tablets combined with the developing online culture, is stimulating interest at new types of venues from visitor attractions, museums and event venues, who are looking for a means of informing the public, to petrol stations, retail outlets and supermarkets who are looking for innovative ways to promote brands or products using videos, QR codes and/or location services.

In fact, the number of WiFi hotspots is set to more than triple by 2015 from 1.3 million in 2011, to 5.8 million by 2015, a 350% increase, according to research published by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).

In 2012 Trustive increased its WiFi network by adding another 200,000 premium WiFi hotspots in Europe, Brazil and China. This represents an increase of 60% and brings Trustive’s footprint to a total of 500,000 premium hotspots in 130 countries.

It is worth noting that Trustive does not include local household hotspots in its database (e.g. private hotspots where a separate WiFi channel is maintained by the operator for use by any of their customers who happen to be passing). Doing so can enable operators to advertise vast WiFi networks and theoretically be used as a means of offloading part of their domestic mobile traffic, but in reality such policies often simply result in confusion for users on the ground. Indeed, for the international commuters who make 340 million roaming trips each year, such hotspots are of little help.

Trustive’s priorities are:
• to integrate with hotspots in the most popular destinations worldwide,
• to prioritise premium venues such as hotels, conference centres, airports & urban hot zones,
• to provide a minimum level of secured access for commuters,
• to effectively manage Trustive’s 80+ partner operators in order to ensure the expected service level is maintained.

During 2012, Trustive’s traffic was concentrated in Europe (65%, which is normal for the number one WiFi operator in Europe!), but Latin America witnessed significant growth with 30% of Trustive’s overall traffic; the remainder was concentrated in Asia. In terms of venue popularity, 70% of Trustive sessions took place in hotels and convention centres where commuters regularly connected for more than three hours at a time and exchanged up to 12-14GB of data. 10% of sessions took place in airports and other travel hubs.

The evolution of WiFi
Trustive believes that the role of WiFi is evolving and moving away from simply being part of the hospitality business. Smartphones have become an open door to the world for consumers but in parallel, provide businesses with a direct link to active consumers. For example, in many cities public advertising is highly regulated and increasingly costly and Trustive is working with many retail brands, who are looking to use WiFi to communicate with consumers present in their immediate vicinity, either via the consumers own devices or via central displays.

Trustive also considers the involvement of local authorities to be very important in the evolution of the WiFi ecosystem. Local authorities are beginning to understand the importance of connectivity for visitors and are subsequently investing in the expansion of local WiFi networks, the installation of urban hot zones and the creation of connected cities. WiFi is also becoming an integral feature at event venues (such as stadiums) and its importance is also being recognised by some major operators who now incorporate it into their macro network strategy.

Managing WiFi access
Of course, with the consumer’s appetite for data consumption accelerating, WiFi access at premium venues has to be managed effectively and proactively. A best effort model is no longer enough, nor is it sufficient to advertise “free WiFi access” and then decide it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work because it’s free. In the near future, any space where people meet, even for short periods, will become a prime candidate for truly high-speed WiFi access services and businesses will be obliged to provide WiFi access for their customers.

WiFi carriers will have to respond in kind, evolving in order to provide a variety of business models above and beyond the traditional debate of free versus paid models. The costs associated with providing and managing a quality WiFi service can be supported via one the following options:
• The venue owner, who will then pass on this cost in the local service (coffee, meal, ticket or room charge etc.)
• The end user, who will purchase access upfront
• Sponsorship or advertisements
• A combination of these models

The abundance of WiFi hotspots should not in any way detract from the difficulty associated with accessing hotspots in Asia, Europe or Latin America due to multiple portal designs in different languages and the local implementation and interpretation of standards.

Seamless access which simplifies the user experience through a single and secure login for multiple devices, cost and budget control are all clear requirements addressed to Trustive and to mobile operators, to be fulfilled through clear a roaming plan and simple tools to connect.

In conclusion, Trustive believes that this momentum for roaming opportunities will continue to accelerate in the short to medium term due to:
• The expansion of WiFi into new venues, such as premium retail brands and visitor attractions.
• A world of devices where WiFi is the common denominator (your 3G smartphone is probably not compatible with 4G but all devices have WiFi).
• The improvement and automation of the WiFi user’s experience by using SIM card identification to access WiFi services abroad and across multiple operators.

However, in order to be considered a true “hot zone” and thereby preserve the credibility of the venue itself (and/or the WiFi operator), it is imperative that the basic WiFi service supplied be one of high quality.

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2500 Hotspots in Brazil Make Trustive WiFi a Real Asset for Travellers to the Region

Posted by Trustive on February 22, 2013

Trustive’s seamless WiFi service, including full coverage at 10 international airports, is an asset for visitors to events such as the annual Carnival, the upcoming Football World Cup and the Olympic games.

Visitors to popular events in Brazil, such as the annual Carnival, the upcoming Football World Cup and the Olympic Games can all enjoy seamless WiFi access via Trustive’s network of 2500 premium hotspots in Brazil and 500,000 hotspots worldwide.

Whether you are planning to attend one of the upcoming events/exhibitions, relax at one of the famous tourist beaches in Copacabana or Salvador, take in the sights of Rio de Janeiro (Sugarloaf mountain or the Statue of Christ the Redeemer) or visit the amazing Iguazu Falls near Curibitia, enjoy seamless WiFi access at thousands of premium locations with a prepaid Trustive WiFi pass. Trustive’s premium WiFi network in Brazil includes popular restaurant chains, the 4-5* Estanplaza hotels (including the Gran Estanplaza in Sao Paulo) and Transamérica hotels and the main shopping malls.

Crucially for travellers, Trustive offers full WiFi coverage at 10 international airports (in both the arrival and departure lounges) in Brasil as well as at several regional airports, such as São Paulo/Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport [GRU], Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport [GIG], Viracopos International Airport [VCP], Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport [BSB], Santos Dumont Airport [SDU], Tancredo Neves/Confins International Airport [CNF], Afonso Pena International Airport in [CWB] Curitiba, Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport [FLN] and Salgado Filho International Airport [POA] in Porto Alegre.

Seamless access is the key and travellers can benefit from seamless access to Trustive’s international WiFi network, including its premium airport hotspots in Brazil, thanks to a range of free connection software for laptops (Windows, Macs and Netbooks) and “Trustive WiFi” apps for smartphones and tablets (Android and iPhones/iPads), which detect and provide seamless connectivity to Trustive WiFi hotspots. Trustive’s range of WiFi connection software and apps is available for download via Trustive’s website. Full details of Trustive’s international WiFi hotspot network (which includes 500,000 premium locations) are of course available via Trustive’s online hotspot directory: http://www.trustive.com/hotspots/.

About Trustive

Trustive provides travellers with comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 500,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing customers to access these locations through a single click.

 As a member of the WBA (Wireless Broadband Alliance), leading the WiFi ecosystem, Trustive is proposing its WiFi roaming services to operators wishing to achieve a seamless, secure, low-cost data access solution around the world.

 For more information about Trustive, please visit http://www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/.

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500 000 Premium WiFi Hotspots Now Available to Trustive Customers Following Another Significant Network Expansion

Posted by Trustive on January 22, 2013

Trustive, a leading international WiFi hotspot operator, is proud to be able to announce a significant expansion in its WiFi footprint. Recent breakthroughs in Asia and in particular in China, have resulted in the addition of vast numbers of premium WiFi hotspots to Trustive’s global footprint and Trustive customers can enjoy seamless access to 500,000 premium WiFi hotspots in major cities around the world.

Seamless access to 500,000 premium WiFi hotspots now available for Trustive customers

Seamless access to 500,000 WiFi hotspots worldwide

The growing popularity of revolutionary new devices (smartphones, tablets, netbooks etc.) has lead to a massive boom in traffic but the smartphone and tablet users’ desire to contain their ‘online lifestyle’ (stream TV, videos or digital radio, follow social networks, use VoIP/IM services etc.) whilst on the move has resulted in a surge in demand for quality WiFi services which enable users to maintain the same high-level of user experience as at home whilst retaining strict control of the associated costs. Trustive is renowned for its commitment to providing travellers with reliable, high-speed WiFi access in premium venues (e.g. airports and travel hubs, hotels, marinas, bars and restaurants etc.) and in order to meet users’ high expectations, Trustive constantly strives to improve and expand its WiFi footprint; adding new premium locations, monitoring performance and usage at existing hotspots and, if required, removing any hotspots that fail to meet Trustive’s strict standards. And all of this, in order to ensure that Trustive’s WiFi network is truly world-class in terms of coverage and quality.

A crucial aspect of providing a high quality WiFi access service has to be ease of access. Travellers are no longer content to navigate a hotspot’s web page (often in a foreign language) in order to try to find out how they can log in. Seamless access is the key and travellers benefit from seamless access to Trustive’s international WiFi network thanks to a range of free connection software for laptops (Windows, Macs and Netbooks) and “Trustive WiFi” apps for smartphones and tablets (Android and iPhones/iPads), which detect and provide seamless connectivity to Trustive WiFi hotspots. Furthermore, international operators are also integrating elements of Trustive’s premium WiFi footprint into their own offering, thereby giving customers access to Trustive WiFi in premium venues (where 3G networks are often heavily congested) via their own existing smart clients.

Christian VanGhelder, managing director of Trustive, confirmed that “at Trustive, we are very proud to have achieved this milestone figure of 500,000 premium hotspots. This achievement is the result of lengthy negotiations with hotspot operators across the world in order to be able to provide Trustive customers with a low-cost but high quality hotspot service in premium locations such as at international airports and other travel hubs, in key hotel chains across the world, in bars, restaurants, marinas and other leisure venues as well as at business focussed venues like convention centres and offices. Now more than ever, customers who download our free software for their smartphones, tablets and/or laptops can enjoy seamless detection and connectivity to Trustive’s comprehensive WiFi network wherever they may be. Footprint, quality, cost and ease of access remain our top priorities.

For further information about Trustive’s global WiFi coverage or to find out more about Trustive’s range of connection software and apps, please visit http://www.trustive.com

About Trustive
Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 500,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit http://www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

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Trustive launches “London WiFi 2012” app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Posted by Trustive on May 14, 2012

Trustive’s “London WiFi 2012” app gives iPad and iPhone users easy access to Trustive hotspots in London and across the UK during the Olympic games and other key events this summer!


Trustive, Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider, is very pleased to be able to announce the launch of a new application; London WiFi 2012. London WiFi 2012 is the new WiFi app for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch that enables customers to enjoy seamless WiFi access across Trustive’s network of 70,000 premium WiFi hotspots (including 102 airport locations) located in London and throughout the whole of the UK.  London WiFi 2012 is available not only to overseas travellers visiting the UK but also to UK residents who may be visiting the London 2012 Olympic Games, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London Film Festival, any of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations or any other major event in London or across the UK. 


London WiFi 2012 provides 10 consecutive days of unlimited WiFi access and is available exclusively via the app store until 30th September 2012 for just 39.99 Euros. As well as providing customers with automatic and secure authentication to Trustive hotspots, the London WiFi 2012 app lists all of Trustive’s most popular UK and London SSIDs (WiFi network names) to help customers locate Trustive hotspots quickly. Full details of Trustive’s UK and worldwide WiFi hotspot network (which includes 300,000 premium locations) are of course available via Trustive’s online hotspot directory: http://www.trustive.com/hotspots/.


The launch of London WiFi 2012 comes after the recent launch of Trustive WiFi, a free app for Trustive customers that aims to make accessing Trustive’s comprehensive, world-class WiFi hotspot network as simple as humanly possible for today’s busy traveller.  In addition to Trustive WiFi, Trustive customers can also benefit from a range of free “MyHotspotter” WiFi clients for other popular devices, like Android, Windows, Mac or Linux (Asus Eee PC), all of which are available for download via Trustive’s website and offer the same benefits as Trustive WiFi.

For more information or to download London WiFi 2012, please visit www.trustive.com or http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/london-wifi-2012/id523579109?mt=8

About Trustive

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

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Trustive’s WiFi network expands in Asia with the addition of 300 Sri Lankan hotspots

Posted by Trustive on March 13, 2012

Trustive customers travelling to Sri Lanka can now enjoy low-cost WiFi access at 300 premium venues, including Bandaranaike International Airport.

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, announces a further expansion to its Asian network with the addition of 300 hotspots in Sri Lanka.

Trustive’s global WiFi network includes 300,000 WiFi hotspots and in Sri Lanka alone, business travellers can now benefit from Trustive’s premium WiFi coverage at Bandaranaike International Airport, some of Colombo’s most prestigious hotels (including the Hilton, Ceylon Continental, Grand Oriental and award winning Cinnamon LakeSide hotel) as well as at hotels, bars and restaurants, leisure facilities and other key sites across Sri Lanka. Trustive’s Sri Lankan coverage includes WiFi access in, among other cities, Colombo, Ampara, Kandy, Negombo & Vavuniya.

Elsewhere in Asia, Trustive is very pleased to be able to offer customers premium WiFi coverage at more than 120,000 WiFi hotspots in popular destinations such as South Korea, India, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand.

Trustive’s standard WiFi passes are valid across Trustive’s entire WiFi hotspot network of 300,000 premium hotspots and offer customers real control over their budgets, with secure online payments & usage monitoring. In addition, Trustive offers a range of free WiFi software (for Windows, Mac, Asus Eee PC and Android) to detect and connect to Trustive hotspots as well as a free secure web browser for customers’ additional peace of mind. For up-to-date information about Trustive’s WiFi coverage, customers can consult Trustive’s online WiFi hotspot locator (www.trustive.com/hotspots/).

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Trustive’s UK WiFi coverage gets a significant boost

Posted by Trustive on September 22, 2011

Roam on Trustive WiFi when travelling in the UK!

Trustive’s WiFi software users can enjoy seamless access to more than 70,000 WiFi hotspots across the UK alone

Trustive, a leading international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, announces a further expansion to its European footprint with the addition of a significant number of hotspots across the United Kingdom. This expansion brings Trustive’s total UK coverage to more than 70,000 premium WiFi hotspots, which are seamlessly accessible via Trustive’s WiFi software. This extensive coverage that is not only advantageous for frequent travellers based in or visiting the UK, but also for all those planning on visiting the UK during the 2012 London Olympics.

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and providing Trustive customers with seamless access to these locations (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process).

In the UK, Trustive’s WiFi software users can enjoy seamless access to more than 70,000 premium WiFi hotspots, including 102 airport locations (London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Highlands and Islands, Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Newquay Cornwall, Cardiff, and Belfast City) and popular hotel chains such as Travelodge and Premier Inn.

All Trustive WiFi passes are valid across Trustive’s entire WiFi hotspot network of 300,000 premium hotspots and offer customers real control over their budgets, with secure online payments & usage monitoring. In addition, Trustive offers a range of free WiFi software (for Windows, Mac, Asus Eee PC and Android) to detect and connect to Trustive hotspots as well as a free secure web browser for customer’s additional peace of mind. For up-to-date information about Trustive’s WiFi coverage, customers can consult Trustive’s online WiFi hotspot locator (www.trustive.com/hotspots/).

About Trustive
Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 300,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

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Trustive Welcomes Eurail and InterRail Pass Holders to its Premium, European WiFi Network

Posted by Trustive on July 21, 2011

A dynamic new partnership offers Eurail and InterRail pass holders exclusive discounts on Trustive’s standard, prepaid WiFi passes.

Trustive, a leading worldwide mobile internet access provider and the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe, is very pleased to announce a partnership with the Eurail Group G.I.E, a non-profit organisation that manages the Eurail and InterRail Passes on behalf of national railway organisations from 30 different European countries.

Trustive offers travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 80+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 220,000+ premium WiFi hotspots in 130 countries. In contrast, the Eurail Group offer travellers (more then 670,970 travellers in 2010) great value for money and provide tremendous flexibility in planning travel itineraries throughout Europe.

Under this new partnership, Eurail and InterRail pass holders can benefit from exciting and exclusive discounts on Trustive’s standard, prepaid WiFi passes. All Trustive WiFi passes are valid across Trustive’s entire WiFi hotspot network and offer customers real control over their budgets, with secure online payments & usage monitoring. In addition, Trustive offers a range of free software (for Windows, Mac, Asus Eee PC and Android) to detect and connect to Trustive hotspots as well as a free secure web browser for customer’s additional peace of mind.

Christian VanGhelder, Trustive’s managing director, welcomes Eurail and InterRail pass holders to the Trustive community: “Trustive is a perfect fit for the Eurail Group. Travellers need to stay connected and as Europe’s No1 WiFi access provider (with 90,000 hotspots in Europe alone), Trustive is perfectly positioned to facilitate this.”

“The Eurail Group is very proud to form a partnership with Trustive and we are confident that Eurail & InterRail pass holders will benefit from this special offer. Today’s traveller feels the need to stay connected whilst on the move and with Trustive’s prepaid WiFi subscription, it’s possible to search the web, skype family back home and even access email’s from your own cellular device”, says Marketing Director, Ana Dias e Seixas of the Eurail Group.

About Trustive
Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 220,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

If you are an operator, interested in joining or using Trustive’s world-class WiFi network, please visit: http://www.trustive.com/operators/

About Eurail Group
Press Contacts: Ana Dias e Seixas & Ellie Kingswell
E-mail: pressinfo@eurail.nl, tel: + 31 (0)30 7516 500
Eurail photo library: http://eurail.informationstore.net
Eurail Group corporate website and press room: www.eurailgroup.com

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Trustive proves that it’s truly dedicated to travellers by announcing another significant network expansion!

Posted by Trustive on April 12, 2011

Trustive, a leading worldwide mobile internet access provider and the No1 WiFi access provider in Europe, is very proud to be announcing a significant increase in its WiFi coverage. The recent addition of a further 40,000 locations brings Trustive’s WiFi network to an impressive 220,000 premium WiFi hotspots across 130 countries.
This latest WiFi network expansion serves to consolidate Trustive’s presence around the world, in particular in the US, UK, Malta and France. With 118,000 WiFi hotspots in Asia, 90,000 WiFi hotspots in Europe, 11,000 WiFi hotspots in North America and 2500 WiFi hotspots in Latin America, Trustive is the ideal choice for frequent travellers. In addition to good geographical coverage, Trustive aims to provide WiFi access in premium venues frequented by business and leisure travellers alike; such as 750 airport locations, 38,500 bars & restaurants (including chains such as Starbucks and Caffe Nero), and 35,000 hotels (including brands such as Radisson SAS, Ramada Jarvis, Holiday Inn, Thistle Hotel, Hilton) to name but a few.
Christian VanGhelder, Managing Director of Trustive confirms that “Trustive understands the need to stay connected when travelling and more importantly to use WiFi access wherever possible because it is far cheaper than 3G. This latest expansion and consolidation of Trustive’s international WiFi coverage will therefore be of great interest to Trustive’s customer base of international travellers.”
Trustive’s WiFi network incorporates the networks of over 80 international hotspot operators and so recommends that customers rely on the free WiFi software (available for various devices via www.trustive.com) in order to automatically detect and connect to Trustive WiFi hotspots. For up-to-date information regarding Trustive’s entire network of 220,000 premium WiFi hotspots, customers are encouraged to consult Trustive’s online WiFi hotspot locator (www.trustive.com/hotspots/).

About Trustive

Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70+ leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 220,000+ WiFi hotspots in 130 countries (including more than 750+ airports internationally) and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi software for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information about Trustive’s range of mobile internet access services or to consult Trustive’s online coverage directory, please visit www.trustive.com.

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